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The capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, in the central part of the country. It was founded in the late 11th century and is today a trade and distribution center.


(Placename) the capital of Burkina Faso, on the central plateau: terminus of the railway from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)


(ˌwɑ gəˈdu gu)

the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part. 442,223.
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Le volume global des echanges entre la Cote d'Ivoire et le Burkina Faso affiche une tendance haussiere passant de 256 milliards de F CFA a 2013 a 348 milliards de F CFA en 2018, soit une progression d'environ 36%, a indique, mardi a Ouagadougou, le Premier ministre ivoirien Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Ouagadougou, Armed men described as jihadists raided a village in Burkina Faso's restive north, killing 14 people, plundering and burning shops and motorbikes, local and security sources said Saturday.The raid took place on the night of Thursday to Friday with "around 20 individuals attacking the village of Diblou and killing 14 people," a security source said.
Summary: Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], May 27 (ANI): At least four people lost their lives after a group of heavily armed individuals attacked a Catholic church in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso Authorities say gunmen have attacked a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, killing a priest and five worshippers.
QNA Ouagadougou The Air Transport Wing of the Amiri Air Force on Wednesday delivered 24 military armoured personnel carriers on board three C-17 military aircraft to Burkina Faso.
The armoured vehicles being unloaded in Ouagadougou.
Recently, Burkina Faso has been a target for string of deadly terrorist attacks that left hundreds of casualties, Merkel told reporters after taking part in a G5 Sahel emergency summit in in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Wednesday night.
Ouagadougou, March 26, 2019, SPA -- The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's gift of sacrificial meat was delivered today in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.
The biennial pan-African FESPACO film and television festival of Ouagadougou, which has been one of the most important platforms for African filmmakers for years, celebrated its 50 th anniversary in February.